Carl Percy Jackson, 1930–2022



Carl Percy Jackson passed away at the Barrie Memorial Hospital
on August 8, 2022 at age 92.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of almost 64 years, the late Patricia (Dullege) Jackson. He was a loving father to Barry, Sean, Colleen (Alaric Haerens), and Dawn (Myles Mackey); proud grandfather of Tristan and Melody Haerens.

Carl was the son of the late Percy and Winnifred Jackson of Birchton, Quebec, and dear brother of Theda Lowry of Sawyerville, Quebec and the late Arthur Merrill Jackson of Tilton, New Hampshire and brother-in-law of the late Ronald Dullege.  Recently, Carl had some wonderful times with his companion, Jean, travelling, attending community fundraisers and sharing their love of music.

Carl had a passion since he was a young boy for the outdoors and wildlife, in particular bird watching and camping on Brookside farm where he grew up.

He developed a love of motorcycles when he drove an Excelsior, then a BSA which served as transportation to Bishop’s University and then an Ariel Square Four when he started work.

Carl graduated from Bishop’s with a Bachelor of Arts degree and became a teacher.  He moved from the Eastern Townships to Franklin Centre in 1955 as principal and teacher at Franklin Intermediate School.  As a young father and husband, he attended summer school at University of Vermont and obtained his Master of Education degree and became a guidance counsellor when Chateauguay Valley Regional High School opened in 1967 and later a teacher at CVR.  He loved his thirty-three year career helping students find their paths.

Carl was proud of his Canadian, English, Scottish and Swedish heritage. After marrying Patricia, he enjoyed taking his family on vacations including Gaspé and Hampton Beach, NH.  Later, he enjoyed travelling with Pat to the UK, Caribbean, Arizona and abroad.  Each year, including this one, he planted a vegetable garden and enjoyed the fruits of his labour.

Special thanks to Dr. Blonde and the caring and professional staff at the Barrie Memorial Hospital, Hôpital du Suroît and the Ormstown Medical Center for their compassionate care.

Family funeral will be held
in his beloved forever home,
Franklin Centre at Christ Church Cemetery,
with thanks to Ilse Laliberté of McGerrigle Funeral Home.

In Carl’s memory, donations may be made to the Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital, 28 Gale Street, Ormstown, QC  J0S 1K0 or online to The Nature Conservancy of Canada for permanent land conservation or World Vision, all close to his heart.


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    My sincere condolences to the whole Jackson family. Carl was always interesting to talk to and was kind and considerate. My thoughts are with you.


    Mr. Jackson was the only principal I had during my nine years at Franklin Intermediate School. He was also my Grade 9 teacher. I remember attending the 1956 wedding reception for Pat and him at the Maple Garden Pavilion. They entered the dance hall to “Marching Through Georgia!” What a thrilling evening.
    Mr. Jackson went above and beyond in my Grade 9: wood working and a hockey team for the guys, Home Economics for the gals. And then there was painting and a chance to be teacher in a lower class.
    He organized a Saturday car wash so the class could earn money for an end of school year trip to Montreal, June 1964. The class toured St. Joseph’s Oratory, the largest church in the Canada, looking over Westmount Summit. There Saint André Bessette’s heart was on display in the basilica. We went to the top of two famous buildings for their magnificent heights, Place Ville Marie, and the CIBC Tower, What breath taking views we had! The tour ended with an enjoyable time spent at Belmont Park.
    Just last fall, he treated my son, John, and myself to lunch at Blair’s. There we learned that Mr. Jackson shared with us, a likeness for cherry pie. At our last visit we brought him a cherry pie.
    I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Jackson. I called him on his birthday in June and he sounded so positive. He sounded like a 25 year old, so full of energy. I am still in shock of what soon followed. To the Jackson Family, I share you sadness. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Calvin & John


    Our condolences on the passing of your dad a great school counselor and friend
    love to all Mary and Gary
    Westminster, MD


    Just read in the Gleaner about your dad passing away.
    I offer to you all my sympathies and condolences and I would add my understanding ,as myself , my daddy passed away on May 29th at the age of 91 after being married to mom for 69 years, and still living in their home they built and still driving and gardening as you said.It is not easy letting them go, but I guess it is the circle of life.
    Keeping good memories of you all and of your mom and Dad
    God bless
    450 544 3837

    Jean Leboeuf


    Sincere condolences to the Jackson family. Always enjoyed conversing with Carl on his many visits
    Elgin Macfarlane and family


    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have many fond memories of Mr Jackson and times spent with the family. He was a kind, thoughtful man that will be missed in the community by many.
    Rest in peace.


    Dear Dawn, Colleen, Sean & Barry, I am saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Indeed, he was a fine man, special in his kindness, never-ending great interest in others, wisdom, charm and exceptional patience for all us youngsters, both at Franklin Elementary and later at CVR. A dear teacher and valuable contributer to the Franklin community, we are all, all the richer for having him in our lives. My sincere condolences ❤️.


    My sincere condolences to the family, Mr Jackson was a pleasant man. Happy I was able to meet and chat with him while he was a patient at the Barrie RIP Sir


    Our condolences to you and your family, Carl was one of kind, he was a man with an abundance of information and wealth of knowledge! Always enjoyed speaking with him. He may be gone but will not be forgotten. GOD SPEED


    I am shocked and saddened to read this news!
    Mr. Jackson was my grade 9 and 10 teacher. To this day,
    The Polonaise in A flat major played by Paderewski remains a favourite of mine. I recall the Nelson Eddy and Jeannine McDonald operetta. I spent many recesses with an eye glued to the microscope drawing paramecia, amoeba, and other one celled animals.I remember the time when I caused him to break out laughing, nostrils flaring, when I mispronounced army corps as army corpse. I will never forget the gift of his teaching…


    To the Jackson family, I express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your father and grandfather. Mr. Jackson was my 9th. grade teacher at Franklin School and his teaching was so unique and inspiring. He taught us about everyday life skills that we would not have learned in an ordinary classroom. He tried to inspire us with his love of classical music and at our young age, we weren’t too impressed, but that was a taste of something outside of the usual teachings.
    I have met up with your dad several times since that long ago time and he always greeted me and called me by name. Amazing memory !!
    I’m sure you’ll have many precious memories of your own to treasure.
    Jean Robertson


    To the Jackson Family:

    We want to pass on our deepest condolences on your loss. Carl and our Dad Croydon were great friends, shared many interests and had great conversations. They worked together at CVR but remained friends in retirement, getting together to talk about their days at work and sharing stories. Carl always passed on bits of wisdom and Croydon admired him and passed on many of Carl’s financial tips to those who would listen. Carl’s heartfelt and sweet letter sent to us after our Dad passed away was a great comfort to us in our grief. We are thinking of you and offer our thoughts and prayers to you at this sad time.

    James, Anne and Karen Snowdon


    Our deepest condolences to all of the Jackson family.We always enjoyed meeting up with you Dad and having our friendly chats.
    Mark and Diane Hayvren


    I taught with Carl at CVR until he retired. He always had stories to tell in the staffroom. Later on he would come to the Howick United Church luncheons and always had time to ask about our family.RIP Mr Jackson.


    Carl was one of my Canadian cousins whom I always enjoyed hearing from with his holiday letter! He certainly left an impact on the lives of many people.


    Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your Dad. I had a short visit with him on July 1st. He was always interested in what his former students were doing


    My Deepest Sympathy to the FAMILY!
    I Remember your DAD, when I started CVR in 1967 when it opened, for my finishing of Grade 10 and 11!
    Always a Pleasant, Well Spoken Man with a SMILE!
    Later in Life I and my Husband “Kenneth” (now the Late), would meet up with them BOTH, and enjoyed a Visit!
    Especially your DAD, always interested in what one was doing in Life, and How they were! Your Parents were BOTH an Inspirational Couple to the Community!
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with You ALL in this Very Difficult Time! ❤️
    Hold Onto Your MEMORIES!


    Sending so much love and strength to all of Mr.Jacksons family and friends. He was an incredible man and will be deeply missed.


    My Sincerest Condolences to all affected, and there are quite a few. Mr Jackson was a pillar in both intellect and heart throughout my knowledge of him and we have lost a remarkable Institution.


    Mes condoléances à toute la famille Jackson. J’ai eu la chance de côtoyer Carl et sa très sympathique épouse Patricia durant quelques années avec mon équipe d’entretien ménager. Nous avons créé une très belle relation avec ce couple très accueillant et heureux. Ce fût un plaisir de vivre de riches moments en leur compagnie. Cet homme avait une mémoire incroyable et plusieurs de ses histoires et récits de vie accompagne encore ma vie aujourd’hui.

    Reposez en paix Carl et je vous souhaite de retrouver votre douce.


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you – Barry, Sean, Colleen and Dawn. We lived in their bungalow on Route 202, Franklin, the home of the Jackson family from 1965 to 1967, as Carl had taken up a teaching position I believe in a school north of Montreal. He was a great landlord, because if we did any work on the property, he would deduct it from our rent of – OMG $75.00/month. He was a great and interested individual of all those around him. Loved talking with him and seeing him passing by our home on Route 202, Franklin!


    Dear Barry, Sean, Colleen and Dawn,

    Sending so much love and sympathy to all of you and the whole family. Our families share so many happy memories! Auntie Pat and Uncle Carl will always have a special place in our hearts.


    Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Always loved to have a chat with Carl and listen to his many stories as he was so good at telling them. He will be so missed in our community, Rest In Peace my friend.


    Colleen & Jackson Family,

    Dave & I are so sorry to see that you’ve lost your dad. We always enjoyed him & your mother when we spent time with them. I particularly remember the apple deliveries at C.P. Rail. You are fortunate to have had such a great father. May he rest in peace.

    Our best to you & family.+
    Toni & Dave


    I have always greatly admired Mr. Jackson. He had an « outside the box » approach to teaching at Franklin Intermediate, teaching us everything from how to prepare an income tax return to introducing us to dancing. Although FIS wasn’t equipped with a work shop, nonetheless we did a basic woodworking project right in the classroom and we experimented with a self-sufficient fresh water aquarium. None of these were in the curriculum, of course, but he found time to make them happen while still teaching every grade 9 class himself.

    My wife, Jackie (nee Wilson) remembers him as a counsellor at CVS. I remember him as a terrific, passionate teacher and the guy that introduced me to the humour of Stephen Leacock’s « Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town » among so many other things.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Jackson. You will long be remembered by all those whose lives you touched.


    Carl was a perfect example of a « Gentle Man ». He spoke clearly, intelligently and wasn’t afraid to express his emotions. He opened car doors for and walked downstairs in front of women in the event that they might fall. In spite of these fine features, he was a « Man » who stood tall and straight among many of his gender. One of a Kind! I love you! You imprint is in my heart forever.


    My sincerest condolences to the Family.

    I believe Mr Jackson may have been the very same teacher and principle at Franklin Elementary, during the time my father Frederick D. Sherrington (RIP Sept 2017) had.

    Frederick R. Sherrington
    Val des Monts, Qc


    Oh dear Barry, Sean, Colleen and Dawn, my Mom and I send you all lots of love. Your beautiful Dad will always be in our hearts. What a privilege to have been his friend. XOXOX


    Our sincere condolences , Barry, Sean, Colleen, Dawn & families, you are in our thoughts at this difficult time, we will miss his many chats along the way in Franklin.


    Our sincere condolences to the family. We always enjoyed running into both your parents and more recently your dad and became known to him as the other Jacksons. He was always cheerful and loved to visit. We will miss seeing him.


    My sympathies’ to Barry, Sean, Colleen and Dawn. I only met your Dad a few times but knew he was loving man as his children spoke well of him. My thoughts are with you.



    My condolences to the Jackson family. I always enjoyed chatting with your Mom and Dad whenever we would bump into them.


    Our sympathies’ to Barry, Sean, Colleen. Dawn and the family. He will be missed b y all the community I have lots of memory’s of Carl in my school days when he was Principal . Ohh gosh! good bye Mr. Jackson.